With 4ns memory installed to this board, its pretty much a given that overclocking will be in order. So of course I just had to give it a try to see what I could do with the stock HSF attached and a standard setup. My results showed that this card would run very smoothly with a core frequency of 195MHz and memory speed set to 225MHz (effectively 450MHz - DDR). This is very close to the settings of the original GeForce3 for the core, but still a little off the mark with the memory. Perhaps with some better cooling in place we could get more, but I was just sticking to the retail setup for these tests.
Even so, the ability to overclock is here, so take advantage of it. After all, would a company include a utility that allows adjustments to the clock speeds if they didn't intend for folks to use it?
OK... Now that we have seen the performance of this card against others that are its competition, I can say that this is a pretty good investment. While it doesn't put out the sheer numbers of the original GeForce3 card, it does manage to give you ALL of the functionality of the GeForce3 chipset. It also manages to do this at a price that is roughly US$150 cheaper than the newer Ti500 cards, and about US$80-100 less than even the original GeForce3 cards. Now are we seeing the reasoning for the wise investment?
Bottom line... If you have a bottomless wallet, then look at the big boy Ti500 series of video card. If, on the other hand, you have to live on a budget like the rest of us folks, then take a hard look at this board. It offers full GeForce3 capabilities, 64MB of DDR memory, and a price tag that won't leave you a months salary in debt.
Slower 4ns memory
Rating - 9/10
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